Foundation seeks applicants for college scholarships

Applications are being accepted for annual Jewish Community Foundation of St. Louis (JCF) scholarship opportunities for St. Louis high school, undergraduate and graduate students. 

This year, the JCF has partnered with Scholarship Central, a free online system connecting St. Louis-area students to scholarships and interest-free loan programs. Through Scholarship Central, students create an online profile that helps them identify local, privately funded scholarships for which they might qualify and lets them apply through the system. Students can access the JCF scholarship and loan opportunities at StLouisGraduates.org.

Scholarships and loan opportunities include:

• The Benjamin Pessin Education Assistance Fund, which provides two $1,000 scholarships for students studying business administration. Applicants must demonstrate scholastic achievement and financial need and must reside in the St. Louis metropolitan area or consider the St. Louis metropolitan area their permanent residence, even if residing elsewhere to attend school.

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• The Ruth Greenberg Memorial Fund for Rabbinical Training, which offers St. Louis residents scholarships of up to $2,500 for rabbinical training. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and commit themselves to a career in the rabbinate.

• The Sam A. Kessler Memorial Scholarship, which awards a $1,000 scholarship to local law students. To qualify, the recipient must have resided in the St. Louis region for at least 10 years and demonstrate financial need and a willingness to contribute his or her time and talent to the Jewish community. 

• The Richard L. Levis Jr. Memorial Fund, which provides up to $1,000 in scholarship money to any college or university student. There are no curriculum restrictions. 

• The Blanche and Irving Miller Scholarship Fund, which provides $1,000 scholarships to qualified students enrolled in accredited colleges or universities who are pursuing degrees in professional fields. These include, but are not limited to, law, medicine, hospital administration and journalism. 

All scholarship applications are due no later than April 14. Applicants will be notified by May 31. For more information, contact Wendy Rosenblum at the Jewish Community Foundation of St. Louis at 314-442-3740.